Web Tools and Application

Below are a handful of the numerous tools and applications which I have developed for a variety of purposes. Some of these tools were originally developed for websites I worked on, while others were developed for personal and recreational use. These tools employ a wide variety of techniques and technologies, and have been gradually expanding since I began working in web development.

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Map Tool

I decided that, as part of my now abandoned Play by Post system, I needed to create a useful, dynamic map tool to incorporate a crucial part of table-top gaming which players often lose when their games go online. The tool uses an HTML5 canvas, the JQuery and JQuery UI libraries, and whole lot of javascript. All of the graphics are my own work, so you'll have to forgive my somewhat cartoony avatars. Each version includes progressively improved and expanded functionality.

I eventually abandoned the project when several other "virtual tabletop" services emerged that were more robust than what I was building. Still, the project was a great learning experience.

Map Tool Versions

0.1 - 0.2 - 0.3 - 0.4 - 0.5 - 0.6 - 0.7 - 0.8
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Image Surfer

This tool is just a basic design which I threw together for a small project I did back when I was working at the University of Washington Mechanical Engineering Department. The images are from an old webcomic I made as part of my high school senior project.

This tool features multi-level image storage and searching, a thumbnail bar, and navigation buttons. The whole tool is implemented in javascript, is keyboard-navigable, and includes some easily changable example styling. This version originally utilized the Prototype javascript library, but I had to re-build it to resolve some cross-browser compatibility issues.